In mid-1950s Soviet army started trials for a new infantry weapons system to replace the 7.62x39mm RPD. In 1961, Soviet army has chosen the Kalashnikov system, comprising of a modified AKM assault rifle. RPK stands for Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashnikova - Kalashnikov hand-held (light) machine gun.
Conflict: Desert Strom Edit
The RPK, incorrectly referred to as "RPK-74 Light Machine Gun" in-game, is used mainly by Iraqi soldiers, and can also be equipped by the player.